Lazio must change defensive approach - Sarri

Sun 27 February 2022 | 21:00

Maurizio Sarri believes that Lazio should ‘change the defensive approach’ when facing Victor Osimhen rather than Dries Mertens for Napoli.

Both these teams were playing on Thursday and were eliminated from the Europa League; therefore, they may face the risk of fatigue.

We got used to it now, this is the fixture list, we have to get used to working like this,”

Maurizio Sarri told



“We mustn’t allow them what we did in the reverse fixture. Napoli have a quality squad with remarkable depth, so to allow them the spaces we did last time would be extremely dangerous.”

Ciro Immobile

is bounded by Felipe Anderson and Mattia Zaccagni, notwithstanding the fact that Pedro was in the starting XI against



“Pedro has this problem with his tendon, which does not allow him to train fully, so at this moment I prefer to use Felipe Anderson who at this moment is fully fit.”

Luciano Spalletti

had several fitness issues as well and can start Nigeria’s Osimhen rather than Dries Mertens.

Naturally, Osimhen attacks the space, whereas Mertens is a very different striker, so the defensive approach we take must change,”

concluded Sarri.

source: SportMob

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